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The Last 70mm Film Festival

Join us for six 70mm classics, each from a different genre: IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, SLEEPING BEAUTY, GRAND PRIX, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and a new print of SPARTACUS, along with rarely screened 70mm short subjects.

JULY 9

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963)

"The Miracle of Todd-AO" (1956), a short film detailing the technological advancement of the Todd-AO wide-angle lens and the widescreen format as used in "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Oklahoma!"


JULY 16

SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959)

"Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot" (1957), the longest continually running motion picture in American film history, which still runs daily in VistaVision at the twin Patriot Theatres in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.


JULY 23

GRAND PRIX (1966)

"The March of Todd-AO" (1959), follow-up to "The Miracle of Todd-AO," featuring the technology as used in "South Pacific."


JULY 30

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)


AUGUST 6

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

"To Be Alive!" (1965), the Academy Award®-winning documentary short subject that shows the progression from childhood to adulthood in different cultures around the world.


AUGUST 13

SPARTACUS (1960)

From a new 70mm print.


NOW OPEN:

The Big Picture: A Celebration of Large Format Film - A new exhibition of film stills, behind-the-scenes images and other materials related to the 70mm films showcased in our summer screening series. In the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery; open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, noon to 6 p.m..

Event Information

July 9 – August 13,
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
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